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linux Mint Debian - Install Will Not Create a Partition Boot

Postby DWade on Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:14 am

:D I went to install Linux Minut Debian into a partition on my hard drive.

I use Partition Commander or System commander to boot my operation systems. I have three.

So, I want to put my Linux grub boot into the partition, and not as the MBR, but Linux Debian did not give that option... In the install.
The advanced function only allowed the MBR to be put on either sda or sdb, and not sda2 or sdb3.

:( For some reason the ability to put in a partition boot is not available. Can fix? :?:
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Re: linux Mint Debian - Install Will Not Create a Partition

Postby oobetimer on Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:02 pm

DWade wrote::D I went to install Linux Minut Debian into a partition on my hard drive.

I use Partition Commander or System commander to boot my operation systems. I have three.

So, I want to put my Linux grub boot into the partition, and not as the MBR, but Linux Debian did not give that option... In the install.
The advanced function only allowed the MBR to be put on either sda or sdb, and not sda2 or sdb3.

:( For some reason the ability to put in a partition boot is not available. Can fix? :?:


Don't install grub at all, install LILO afterwards ==> viewtopic.php?f=46&t=48438#p330524

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=56726&p=324837&hilit=lilo#p324834

For example LILO-install to partition /dev/sda5

sudo lilo -b /dev/sda5
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Re: linux Mint Debian - Install Will Not Create a Partition

Postby StanTheMan on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:45 pm

The LMDE installer at partitioning window, if you UNCHECK the box to write the MBR , then no /boot/grub/grub.cfg file will be created.
If you already has a grub2 bootloader , an ' update-grub ' command will add LMDE . But if you have another bootloader that does not have ext4 capabilities, it willnot likely recogniuze MDE .
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